Madeira's Banana Producers Demand Payment of 90 Cents per Kilo

2022-11-18

Madeira's banana producers demanded the payment of 90 cents per kilogram instead of the current 65 and considered the regional government's extraordinary support for the first half of the year insufficient. Speaking to reporters in Funchal, the president of the Association of Banana Producers Organizations (ABAMA) said that, considering expenses and the current cost of living, bananas should be paid by GESBA (the public company that manages the sector) "at least 90 cents" per kilo, instead of the current €0.65.

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Zim Selects ORBCOMM’s Platform to Manage Their Fleet of Refrigerated Containers

2022-11-18

ORBCOMM Inc., the global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced that ZIM Integrated Shipping Services s selected ORBCOMM’s fleet management platform, ReeferConnect, for remote monitoring of their refrigerated containers. ORBCOMM will be showcasing its comprehensive ReeferConnect platform supporting all marine assets from refrigerated and dry containers to chassis to vessels in Booth D32 at Intermodal Europe in Amsterdam from November 8-10, 2022.

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Italy: Vado Reefer Terminal Ready to Investment of 68 Million Euro

2022-11-18

There is not only gas. The Reefer Terminal has launched an ambitious investment program for a total of 68 million euro, with the aim of modernizing the facilities dedicated to fruit and containers. The Port System Authority is evaluating the application presented by Gnl Med, a joint venture of which the Novella Group, Autogas and Levorato Marcevaggi are part, to establish a liquefied natural gas deposit in the areas between Vado and Bergeggi for the supply of fueled ships.

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Philippines’ Banana Exports in Asia Fell from 90% to 60%

2022-11-18

According to local media the share of banana exports in Asia of the Philippines, the world's second largest banana exporter, continues to shrink. Heavily contested from other Asian countries, the Philippines' share of banana exports in Asia fell to 60 percent from 90 percent last year. Philippine banana exports fell 37 percent to 2.4 million mt from 3.8 million mt last year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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RAYO and Peru Reefer Service - Week 44 / 2022

2022-11-03

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MSC Warns of Difficulties Ahead for Container Shipping Sector

2022-10-14

Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) boss Soren Toft has warned of some difficult times ahead for the container shipping sector. Taking to social media to share his thoughts on how the market and MSC were developing at the end of the third quarter Toft, CEO of MSC, commented that the market was "normalizing".

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75% Chance of La Niña During December-February 2022-23

2022-10-14

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), below-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) continued across the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean during September. Most Niño indices decreased during the past month, with the latest weekly index values spanning -0.8ºC to -1.6ºC. Negative subsurface temperature anomalies mainly remained unchanged for the last couple of months, reflecting the persistence of below-average temperatures across the eastern Pacific Ocean.

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Hainan production area began to end Guangdong into the mainstream domestic banana production area

2022-09-23

Hainan bananas have entered the closing stage, and prices continue to move chaotically. Merchants gradually moved to the two Guangzhou areas, and some production areas in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province, were at the peak of listing, becoming the mainstream banana-producing areas in China.

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Fyffes Partners with the Food Bank of Honduras

2022-09-09

To support healthy nutrition and reduce school absenteeism of children in the communities near Fyffes melon-producing farms in Choluteca, Honduras, Fyffes, and the Food Bank of Honduras have created a pilot programme, 'Nutrition with Melon Flavour' (or 'Nutrición con Sabor a Melón') which has already benefited 138 families. The beneficiaries of the pilot programme are students from the Ramón Villeda Morales and Manuel Milciades Mendieta schools, from the communities of La Permuta and Tablones Abajo, both from the municipality of Santa Ana de Yusguare, Choluteca.

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Australian Banana Growers' Council Appoints New CEO

2022-09-09

The Australian Banana Growers' Council (ABGC) announced the appointment of Leanne Erakovic as its new Chief Executive Officer following the retirement of Jim Pekin. Ms Erakovic's appointment follows a lengthy and thorough selection process managed by a specialist recruitment firm. She has been with the ABGC for six years as an Executive Officer.

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Aldi Süd Buys Bananas More Fairly

2022-09-09

On the way to fairer pricing in the banana supply chain, Aldi Süd has decided to take a new approach to procurement policy. Aldi Süd is now committed to long-term supplier relationships, stable purchase quantities, and covering sustainable production costs. At the same time, the discounter obliges its suppliers to disclose all relevant expenses. The aim is to enable the producers in the countries of origin to earn a living.

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Mann Packing Completes Integration as Fresh Del Monte's Vegetable Division

2022-09-09

Mann Packing Company announced that it has officially completed the final stages of its integration as the vegetable division of Fresh Del Monte Produce. The final step of the 2018 acquisition includes the complete fusion of all teams, including sales, sales support, finance, logistics, sustainability/quality control, marketing, and innovation – all of which fall under the Fresh Del Monte network.

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Intelligent Cargo Systems Extends Agreement with Hapag-Lloyd

2022-09-09

CargoMate enables Hapag-Lloyd's crews and shore-based teams to monitor cargo operations more efficiently and safely. Intelligent Cargo Systems, one of the world leaders in providing unique real-time port call visibility to ocean carriers, has extended its agreement with Hapag-Lloyd to give the carrier a complete managed fleet with the CargoMate platform.

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Reefer Challenges Take A Bite Out of Booming Global Perishables Trade

2022-09-09

Shortages of reefer containers and escalating costs are affecting global flows of perishables. Some producers may pivot to domestic markets, but the international growth potential is mouth-watering. Reefer vessels are enjoying a renaissance, with time charter rates up in the triple-digit range from pre-pandemic levels.

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Maersk to Expand Egyptian Terminal as Competition Increases

2022-08-19

Competition among the container carriers and their terminal operators will be heating up in Egypt in the coming years as the country works to become the home of one of the primary transshipping operations in the Mediterranean. The Suez Canal Authority reports that Maersk will be investing $500 million in the expansion and modernization of its terminal operation. At the same time, Hapag announced plans for a new terminal operation in Egypt two months ago.

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